Profile & Legacies Summary
???? - 26th Feb 1846
Claimant or beneficiary
'Partner and representative' of Archibald Edmonstone & Co. (q.v.). Probably the son of Archibald Lapslie and Jean Edmonstone (1759-1821), and cousin of Archibald (d. 1837) and Robert Edmonstone (d. 1834), the sons of Archibald Edmonstone of Spittal (1754-1821) and nephews of Charles Edmonstone (1757-1827).
- Resident in British Guiana. 'I, the undersigned, Acting Provost Marshal of British Guiana, in the name and behalf of Harriet Margaret Lapslie, an inhabitant of the county of Demerary, as sole executrix to the last will and testament of Archibald Lapslie, deceased, in his lifetime, and up to the time of his death, also an inhabitant of said county, do hereby, by edict, eite all known and unknown creditors, as well European as colonial, of the said Archibald Lapslie, deceased, to appear before the Honourable the Supreme Court of Civil Justice of British Guiana, at the Registrar's-office for the counties of Demerary and Essequebo, in the Public-buildings, in the city of George-town, in the colony aforesaid, and there file their claims, properly substantiated and in due form, within the period of one month after the third and last publication of this edict, or within one month after the notice by me the undersigned, Acting Provost Marshal, in the Official Gazette of the colony, of the publication of this edict in the London Gazette, on pain in default thereof as the law directs. Demerary and Essequebo, this 21st day of March 1840. GEO. WIGHT, Acting Provost Marshal.'
T71/886 British Guiana claim nos. 1176 (Waratilla (sp?) Creek) and 1181.
Details of the Edmonstone family are at 'The Duncan Family of Strathbane' http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=apduncan&id=I609. Details of marriage are from British Guiana Colonists Index: the accidental death of the son Archibald Lapslie (1842-87) is from Times 23/03/1887.
London Gazette, Issue 20603, 12/05/1846, p. 1763. The estate is shown as insolvent (and Lapslie's death-date is given as on or around 26/02/1846) London Gazette, Issue 20639, 08/09/1846, p. 3229.
Name in compensation records
Harriet Margaret West (1838)
Archibald Lapslie (1842-1887)
Associated Claims (2)